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June 8th, 2012

Sharapova v Errani: Let’s Play ‘Will She Choke?’ at French Open

Neither Sharapova nor Errani have appeared in the final at Roland Garros before, so the chances of the Sharapova service yips returning, or Errani feeling the moment, will loom large.

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 am in French Open, Tennis | 7 Comments »

June 6th, 2012

Sharapova Nears No. 1 And Career Slam, Can Kvitova Stop Her In French Open Semifinals?

Maria Sharapova is on the verge of her own history weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in French Open | 90 Comments »

June 6th, 2012

Stosur, Errani into French Semis; Sharapova, Kvitova Up Wednesday

Errani will next face Stosur, who beat down No. 15 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-1. The Italian Errani is 0-5 career against Stosur, another mountain to climb.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 4th, 2012

Federer v Del Potro, Djokovic v Tsonga; Men’s French Open QF Picks And Pans: There Are No Easy Draws Left

Will Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic meet for a second straight year in the French Open semifinals?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:32 pm in French Open | 412 Comments »

June 2nd, 2012

Nadal, Murray, Ferrer Dominate At French Open; Men’s Sweet 16 Picks And Previews

Who’ll be winners Sunday as the men’s top half play their Sweet 16?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:01 pm in French Open | 375 Comments »

May 30th, 2012

Venus Joins Serena on Early Sidelines at French Open; Thursday Previews

“This is just the beginning for me,” said Venus, happy to be on the court again, and working toward a rankings eligibility to play the Olympics for the U.S. “Again. I have to be positive when I walk out on the court. I’m not playing under ideal circumstances but at the moment it’s about improving Olympic chances so I’ll deal with this somehow.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:17 pm in French Open | 142 Comments »

January 17th, 2012

Kvitova, Top Seeds Cruise; Stosur Exits Early at Australian Open

Unless you count the choking Sam Stosur, the story of the continued round one on Tuesday at the Australian Open was the far-away level of the top players compared to even the upper level of the rank and file.

Posted by Staff @ 7:22 am in Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 26th, 2011

Stosur Finally Beats Sharapova; Wozniacki Wins At WTA Championships

In her tenth try, Sam Stosur finally beats Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 12:46 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

September 11th, 2011

Serena Smacks Woz Around, Faces Stosur in US Open Final

“I’m so happy,” Williams said on court afterwards. “Especially with 9/11, to be an American and still in the tournament. I really want to play tomorrow on such a special day for America. It’s been such an arduous, long road. I can’t believe it.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:49 am in Tennis, US Open | 129 Comments »

September 5th, 2011

Roddick Says U.S. Charged, Zvonareva Wins Sunday at US Open

“I think there’s a healthy jealousy going on right now, which is good,” Roddick said of the American success. “It’s only good to help. If Donald Young sees Ryan Harrison play well in the summer, he’s going to not want to fall behind. I think that’s what you saw with that golden generation is that they were able to push each other.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:07 am in Tennis | 297 Comments »

August 14th, 2011

Djokovic, Serena Capture Canadian Open Titles; Tennis-X Notes

Best headline of the week from Canada’s National Post: “Anderson drops a piano on Murray at Rogers Cup”…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 36 Comments »

August 14th, 2011

Serena, Djokovic Eye Titles Sunday in Canada

Serena Willams, Novak Djokovic are the heavy favorites today to take home titles in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 12:24 pm in Canadian Open | 72 Comments »

August 13th, 2011

WTA Cincinnati Preview: All Eyes on Serena Williams; Venus and Clijsters Out

The Western & Southern Open features 18 of the Top 20 women’s players, with seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Petra Kvitova, Francesca Schiavone, Marion Bartoli, Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur, Agnieszka Radwanska, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanovic, and Peng Shuai.

Posted by Staff @ 5:10 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 27th, 2011

Wozniacki Follows Clijsters’ Confident-less Slide at French Open

Was the pressure too much for Wozniacki, the clear favorite once Clijsters lost, who is still searching for a first Slam title?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:14 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 22nd, 2011

Stosur Beats Demons; Woz, Schiavone on Day 2 at French Open

“I don’t think I have a big chance for the title here because I have never reached further than the third round in a Grand Slam, so we shouldn’t be talking here about winning a Grand Slam,” she said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in French Open, Tennis | Comments Off

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